Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Millers asked for Dons game switch

RUFC - Millers asked for Dons game switch

Rotherham United have had a few away games moved from Saturday afternoon games to Friday night games, which, personally, isn't the best thing for me and I know a few other fans have had a grumble about them too.

But, it seems it's not always the 'away' team who have initiated the change as Chief Operating Officer, Paul Douglas explained on MillersPlayer today.

'The Wimbledon game was actually changed at our request,' said Mr Douglas. 'I felt that because we are playing Bank Holiday Monday, playing Friday would give an extra day of rest for the players. And, it wouldn't hurt their revenues because Good Friday is traditionally a good football day and Wimbledon were happy to change.'

Asked about the changes to the other three games from Saturday to Friday, Mr Douglas carried on, 'In the case of the Southend game it's just a traditional Friday night venue and I assume it's to try and reduce the competition with the London teams.

'Cheltenham is where we would have travelled up on New Years Eve and we thought that was asking a lot of our supporters, so bringing it forward a day allows everyone to enjoy the match and have a nice New Years Eve.

'I believe with Bristol Rovers it clashes with a Bristol City game when both teams have peculiarly been drawn to play at home on the same weekend and they felt that it would help their gate if they were able to bring the match forward a day and we were happy to oblige.'

Asked if Rotherham United would ever consider moving their Saturday games to Friday, Mr Douglas said, 'I think it's something we would consider although it's not something we would consider without consulting our supporters. But we would consider if and when it clashes with England games but I think the majority of our supporters like the idea of waking up on a Saturday morning with a game to look forward to.'

Would you rather play on a Friday night than on Saturday afternoon? Tell us your thoughts on Vital Rotherham....


Join The Vital Debate


Don't forget, you can also follow Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook
 
Vital Rotherham on: twitter



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Wednesday July 6 2011
Time: 4:41PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Midfielder Wins 'Star's Rotherham Footballer Of Year'

Tom Adeyemi wins awards

RUFC -Ref Watch v Preston

The man in charge of our penultimate game of the season will be . . . .

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Preston North End

A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and Preston

RUFC - Millers Reserves Win Last Game

Rotherham Reserves win away at Mansfield

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Just One Away Game Left This Season - v Preston. How Will It Go?
Suggested By:
Millers Will Win36%
It Will Be A Goalless Draw2%
A Draw - But There Will Be Goals16%
Another Defeat46%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe341
2.sixpence175
3.Millie Miller31
4.Chris Maiden28
5.axholme24
6.mos6024
7.miller4life20
8.nogginthenog17
9.mvmiller3
The Vital Football Members League